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Here's some files done by me for Windows Xp,

I guess they will work on any OS with proper renaming or

changing the format if needed. Just 2 sound files which I hear often

whilst using windows.

From the text file:

Monday November 22. 2004

  New sounds for Windows, Shutdown and Startup. v.1.0 final,

  never to be updated cuz theres no need, ever. Period.  :D




  Ok, so I got little p***ed of about something in my Windoze.

  I was reading http://www.msfn.org/ late at night as usual,

  and later, I was tired and about to hit the sack.


  So, I thought I give my Box a rest too and decided to shut it down.


  So, nothing new, except I've been listening music earlier the same day

  very loud, forgot the thing about Volume Levels and when Windows played

  the Shutdown.wav, I woke up everyone in the house.  :l


  The next day I desided to make something more subtle for the

  Startup and Shutdown. These files was done last summer,

  I just got the Great Idea now to add my "2 cents" to MSFN community,

  Better late than never, eh?


  I used Cubase SX and some synth plugin to make the midifile,

  export it to wav.

  Then did some EQ. and other little tweaks on Wavelab, ie.

  exported them to good-enuff-format.



  Its just A minor chord, played through rather quick to save

  some time, default Media playes about 5 to 7 secs if I remember right.


  Shutdown chord goes down, Startup goes Up, as a little arpeggio.




  Im very happy with these files.

  They play quick, loud enough, and dont make a tired surfer soil themselfs,

  late at night, also very neighbour-friendly, there hardly any bass in them.

  Due to the High Frequencys, they are still audible on lower volume level.

  Been usinf these files a long time now, and my ears are kinda gotten used to them.




    Extract the files to your ..\WINDOWS\Media folder.

    BUT!!!  Make a backup of the original files first,

    if you want to keep the original sounds.


    You could also rename my files, but I thought keeping the

    names as "Windows XP Shutdown" and "Windows XP Startup" easier

    to apply, so to speak.

    (I didnt have to do s*** for the files to start working in my PC)


    If you rename theses files, you may need to tell Windose to play them:


    In XPview click:

      Control Panel --> Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices

    In the Window that pops up you need to change the Shutdown and Startup

    sounds to "renamed sounds".


    In Classic-view on Control Panel click:

    Sounds and Audio Cevices --> Sounds

    In there you need to change the Shutdown and Startup

    sounds to "renamed sounds".





  In this zip-file, size 69.296 bytes:


  Windows XP Startup.wav    size: 71.128 bytes

  Windows XP Shutdown.wav size: 59.448 bytes

  This readme.txt        size: 3.525  bytes

I did a scan with BitDefender and NOD32 before uploading.

Got latest definitions.

There should be no nasties about.



Just spread this Media.rar file as much as you like,

but please keep the pack "as is".

Not much to add, the txt file has all the info.

Use it or not, but I kinda like 'em a lot.

Much better than the original files imo.



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  • 2 weeks later...

I dont often boot my PC.

Maybe thats why I like the sounds, I dont hear them often.


The lack of Bass is intentional.

I do not want to rumble 3am.

Also, the lentght of them is intentional too.

I could easily write a song or 2,

but then they would definately sound like a Ring Tone.


Im pretty much happy for what they are.

But thanks for feedback.


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